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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Albany Man Indicted for Intending to Distribute Heroin, Crack and Cocaine

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Dwayne G. Perkins, age 37, of Albany, was arraigned today on a charge that he possessed and intended to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to the indictment, on April 4, 2017, Perkins possessed and intended to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine), cocaine and heroin.  The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Perkins is in custody pending trial.  If convicted, Perkins faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 8 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI and New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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